Bloemfontein Celtic dreaming of Cup Final after win over Orlando Pirates
Posted: 5 November 2012 Time: 8:34 am
Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen says his team "never gave up" in their comeback win against Orlando Pirates on Sunday.
Phunya Sele Sele made a dramatic comeback in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final at Free State Stadium yesterday - being 3-1 down with a minute to play, they scored two goals and bounced back to beat Pirates in a penalty shoot-out.
"I am very happy about the result; my players showed a lot of commitment and great character to beat Pirates yesterday," Larsen says.
"Normally when teams trail with only 10 minutes to go they give up, but it was the opposite for my players and they were duly rewarded for their hard work."
Larsen believes his squad is starting to come together this season, despite their recent 2-1 League loss to University of Pretoria.
"I think my team is starting to gel now," he says. "Even though we lost against AmaTuks in a League game recently, I believe we played well. The team is coming together, but I will not put pressure on my players. We'll take one game at a time."
Celtic have joined Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Free State Stars in the Telkom Knockout semis. The draw takes place in Johannesburg today.